I regret to say that because of the situation with COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic, I have had to close my office and take my practice on-line for the foreseeable future. I will therefore only be able to work with you over the telephone, Skype, Facetime, or some other form of on-line communication.
Although it may be new to you, on-line working is a very viable and convenient process that is already used by the majority of my clients. If you decide to take up the offer of a free introductory interview, you will have the opportunity to experience this form of working at no expense to yourself.
Struggling with relationship issues? I would like to help you.
My name is Christopher Coulson, I’m a dual UK/USA citizen, and I help English-speaking couples and individuals achieve the outcomes they desire from their relationships.
If you decide to work with me, we will focus on the underlying dynamics of your relationship. Your joint discoveries and understanding will then automatically bring change to the more superficial behavioral aspects. Also, the transformational benefits of your work will become integral to you, improving all your other relationships.
I hope you and, if relevant, your partner will take up my offer of a no-charge, no-obligation introductory session. You will see how my approach is both highly positive and pragmatic. I have worked with hundreds of clients and helped them rediscover and rebuild their relationships, making them stronger and more resilient for the future.
More technically, I combine a psychodynamic understanding of relationships (well-described here) with a collaborative coaching style of meeting. This means that we can explore deep issues of conscious and unconscious significance while maintaining a positive, respectful and often humorous connection.
As your work with me reaps dividends in the future, you will find that:
Secure relationships reward you with a deep sense of satisfaction and empowerment that informs and improves all your other activities.
Effective relationships reward you on a daily basis by enriching your life experience and sense of success, no matter how you measure it.
Together, these qualities of relationship enhance your own self-esteem and self-love, and give you a deeper sense of appreciation, respect and love for your partner and even beyond.
The benefits of relationship counseling
This website focuses mainly on love relationships: marriage, cohabitation and dating. But the skills you learn in this arena will improve your relationships at work, in your friendship group, in your extended family and everywhere else.
The counseling process can help you achieve so much. By creating an atmosphere in which mutual growth and respect are honoured, it helps you to improve:
- the emotional quality of your relationship so that each person’s daily happiness is enhanced;
- the financial basis of your relationship. Greater contentment equates to greater financial stability. It also saves the extreme expense of a divorce, separation or business dissolution;
- the physical quality of your relationship. This can mean a more satisfying sex life and also a greater level of fitness and lower incidence of illness;
- the mentally stimulating quality of your relationship. The security of a sound relationship provides you with an environment in which creativity and innovative thinking can thrive;
- the spiritual quality of your relationship. While not a requirement for all, those who wish to develop a spiritual aspect to their lives can do so far more effectively and profoundly when their partner is collaborating with them.
Less happily, your best path forward may mean that counseling helps you design a constructive and emotionally-sustainable divorce.
More often, it will lead to a new awareness of yourselves and each other and will open the doors to a richer relationship.
Seeking couple therapy?
Understandably, clients typically don’t approach me until they’re experiencing some form of crisis.
However, they often find that the crisis is a bit like the surface of the sea in a storm.
The waves are cruel and the movement is harsh and nauseating, but the underlying current is stable and determined.
Once they realise the illusory nature of the threat, they are able to move on to a richer, more creative future than they had experienced in the past.
Take the next step toward couple counseling
You can find out more about me and my approach on this website. Contact me with any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them for you.
However, the best way to assess whether I might be the right relationship coach or counselor for you is for you to interview me.
Simply email me (below) to set up a free exploratory interview. There’s no obligation. There are more details here: Free Interview.
I look forward to hearing from you.